(May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)
"I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately."
Comedian, critic, commentator, curmudgeon, and custodian of the counter-culture; George Denis Patrick Carlin crossed the line on a regular basis. His observational humor, social satire, and deconstruction of the English language demolished barriers and pissed a lot of people off. He started out in radio and branched out into club appearances, albums, television, movies, and books. He appeared many times on The Tonight Show, hosted the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live, and did fourteen comedy specials for HBO. After his death in 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Carlin would consider in 1982: "It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical. And I hope I’m now beginning a new cycle of energy and creativity. If so, it’ll really be my third career. The first was as a straight comic in the Sixties. The second was as a counterculture performer in the Seventies. The third will be…well, that’s for others to judge."
"Seven Dirty Words"
"Football and Baseball"
'Jammin' In New York'
(1992) George Carlin - Jammin' in New York... by comedy-movie
1 Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf 7:35
2 Little Things We Share 7:48
3 Airline Announcements 16:45
4 Golf Courses for the Homeless 11:14
5 The Planet Is Fine 13:38
'It's Bad For Ya'
George Carlin - It's Bad for Ya Part 1 by comedy033
George Carlin - It's Bad for Ya Part 2-End by comedy033
1 Opening 1:25
2 Old Fuck 3:45
3 Goin' Through My Address Book 2:52
4 Things We Say When People Die 2:36
5 He's Smiling Down 2:14
6 Parents in Hell 1:08
7 People Refuse to Be Realistic 1:10
8 Dead Parents Helping 3:59
9 A Couple of Other Questions 1:04
10 Today's Professional Parents 5:48
11 The Self-Esteem Movement 1:16
12 Every Child Is Special 1:42
13 Children Are Our Future 0:39
14 Raisin' a Child Is Not Difficult 0:42
15 I Like People 0:51
16 Stupid Bullshit 3:12
17 Stupid Bullshit on the Phone 2:33
18 What a Phone Call Should Be 0:54
19 In a Coma 0:49
20 Their Kids! 1:09
21 They Want to Show You the Pictures 4:29
22 Just Enough Bullshit 1:33
23 No One Questions Things 2:55
24 Proud to Be an American 1:47
25 God Bless America 2:59
26 Takin' Off Yer Hat 3:04
27 Swearing on the Bible 4:23
28 You Have No Rights 5:12